Fun run will help tomorrow’s champions

South Western Times
SWAS sprint squad coach Casey Vincent and Paralympian Brad Scott keep an eye on Josh Wigmore and Ty Sears as they practice for this year’s SWAS-Telstra Fun Run and Relay which will take place next month.
Camera IconSWAS sprint squad coach Casey Vincent and Paralympian Brad Scott keep an eye on Josh Wigmore and Ty Sears as they practice for this year’s SWAS-Telstra Fun Run and Relay which will take place next month.

The community is being asked to put their runners to the pavement and run for a good cause next month in the third annual SWAS-Telstra Fun Run and Relay.

This year’s run around the Leschenault Inlet will take place on March 18 and registrations are now open.

And if helping young athletes was not enough of a reason to get on board, the first 100 runners to register will receive a free event singlet.

Money raised will go towards South West Academy of Sport programs that support aspiring young athletes in the region.

Runners will also be rewarded with cash prizes with electronic timing making sure everyone gets their just desserts.

SWAS chief executive officer Bernice Butlion said she encouraged runners and walkers of every age to compete.

“This is an event that has something for everyone,” she said.

“The whole family can participate and it’s a great team-building activity for businesses and organisations.

“There will also be a special prize for the school with the most entrants.”

This year’s SWAS-Telstra Fun Run and Relay will have categories for both teams and individuals.

“We’re trying to promote a healthy and active community,” Mrs Butlion said.

For more information or to register, visit www.swaswa.com.au.

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